Another classic from Mitch Albom is Have a Little Faith: A True Story. All his books impart such wisdom! Mitch Albom is one of the authors that I would feel honored if I can get his autograph. I would love to own his entire collection one day as I need to read his books again and again to learn important lessons of life.
I firmly belief that role of religions is to pull us together and not divide us. It is humans who use religion to divide us by propagating the attitude such as: “We are saved and they are not” or “Our God is true God and every other religion’s God is false one”. God has made us look different as the beauty is in the variety. So, God gave us different ways or religions to reach him. We can use any and as long as we follow the true spirit of any religion we will reach him and be one with him.
I would definitely love to meet Mitch Albom if possible. All his books impart wisdom. “For One More Day” is no exception. I would eventually like to own a collection of all his books.
I have a seven month old son and so the mother-son relationship in this novel is very interesting to me. I wish I can be as good a mother as Posey. In addition, I realized how important it is to appreciate relationship with my mother.
tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom is one of the books I would like to read again and again. If I’m fortunate enough to have some time to say good bye and reflect upon life before my death as Morrie then this is one of the books I would like to read. One of the aphorisms in this novel that resonated with me is: “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” Wow, that’s profound.
I envy teacher-student relationship between Mitch Albom and his coach, Morrie Schwartz. Morrie offers profound lessons on detachment, forgiveness, love, marriage, money, family, aging, death, culture and so much more. This requires numerous readings in order to absorb the teachings. My favorite story in the book is about the wave that is concerned about crashing and becoming nothing. The lesson for this individualistic wave is that it is a part of the ocean and not a wave.
“The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom educates us about five basis of a balanced life, i.e., forgiveness, love, sacrifice, connectivity of all lives and knowing that everything happens for a reason. We must know that wherever we are and whatever we do is a plan of God and it’s meant to be. Heaven is a place where we are most happy and at ease and hence it’s a unique place for each one of us.
I would love to read this book again and again to remind me of the five vital lessons. It’s a book to treasure. It’s very rightly said in the book “the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.”